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Every week, Chica & the Bald Guy search the Shreveport/Bossier City area (commonly referred to as the SBC) for your favorite teacher. Every single person who chooses the teaching lifestyle does so knowing that they will most likely never get rich for it. The fearless men and women that face a class full (or more) of our kids day in and day out deserve much more than they get - especially now.

Let's face it - as parents, we owe these amazing people a lot!  They continue to overcome obstacles to make sure our kids get a quality education.  Just look at the last year - we went from cancelling school to distance learning to hybrid learning back to face-to-face instruction all in the span of a year.  We just expected these teachers to change with the times, and they did!  You have to love what you do if you are a teacher!

It is in that spirit that we seek to recognize one educator a week who goes above and beyond the call of duty for her students! This week, the exemplary person we are recognizing as The Chica & The Bald Guy Teacher of the Week is Donnie Bickham Middle School STEM Teacher Billy Cloutet!

Billy was nominated by his loving wife, Jennifer Cloutet.  Jennifer sees the love and dedication Billy pours into his job every day.   It's obvious that his passion is passing along his vast knowledge of technology, math, science, and the way that it applies to life to some very lucky students.  Here's what she had to say:

Billy Cloutet is a STEM teacher at Donnie Bickham Middle School. As his wife, I have the blessing of watching how much he puts into his job of teaching. From introducing underwater robotics and 3D printing to his students to making detailed STEM themed escape rooms, this man puts all of his creativity and his heart into his job. He also coaches swimming at the YMCA and Terri’s Swim Academy. He has a teacher’s heart not only in the classroom, but at home with our two boys. In his words, “Everything in life be it good or bad, something can be learned from it.” He is one of the most loving people I know and am proud to call him my husband.

Congratulations, Billy Cloutet - you are Chica & the Bald Guy's Teacher of the Week. Not only do you have our respect and admiration, you have also been awarded a $50 gift card good at Notini's restaurant in Bossier City!

Nominate the most amazing teacher you know for next week's Teacher of the Week Award!

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